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how many of you "knew" you were pregnant before symptoms or missed period?

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lilsmum Thu 07-Apr-05 21:03:03

title says it all really lol, how many MN'ers instinct were right? and how early on?


Shazzler Thu 07-Apr-05 21:08:52

I knew with my first pregancy within 2 days of conception as I was sick every morning since then until about 4 or 5 months!

Hadn't a clue with the 2nd!

NomDePlume Thu 07-Apr-05 21:10:37

DH and I had been 'trying' for 5 months before we caught with DD. Every single month I was convinced I felt preg........ every month except for the month I actually was preg

whatsername Thu 07-Apr-05 21:14:50

I knew within moments of having concieved ds. I just knew.

I can't remember with dd, that's bad isn't it? I don't think I did.

lilsmum Thu 07-Apr-05 21:48:44

shazzler & whatsername... how did you know? can you explain.. was it just instinct, or could you "feel" there was something there? just really interesting

swiperfox Thu 07-Apr-05 21:49:59

We knew from instinct. It was actually dp that brought it up. Saying that, when I told my mum that she was going to be a gran she said that my Auntie had told her weeks before that i was pregnant!! (even before i knew!!)

Eeek Thu 07-Apr-05 21:52:49

I get a very sharp stabbing pain on implantation - and I'm sure I'm not imagining it! It's sharp enough to have me gasping. Since having DS I can also tell when I ovulate.

BubblesDeVere Thu 07-Apr-05 21:53:23

i knew at 4 1/2 weeks with the youngest as morning sickness hit whilst i was eating weetabix, not been able to touch it since.

Newbarnsleygirl Thu 07-Apr-05 21:57:08

I knew but I couldn't tell you why, I just knew.

I kept telling dh and he kept saying no your not and it got to 30/31 days since my last period and we had a huge row over me saying I was pg and him saying I wasn't.

Anyway I went to work and took a test there and if course it was a BFP. I rang him straight away and he was completly speechless.

I really wanted to keep the test as a keepsake and when I got home I put it on the table. Dh said lets go out and get some chocs to celebrate and when we came back the dog had eaten it.

Shazzler Thu 07-Apr-05 21:57:43

We were trying for a baby so knew when to try but wasn't successful for about 8 months.

When I did conceive I was sick every morning. Looking back it may have been a week later that I realised that it must be because I was pregnant. I couldn't believe you could be sick that quickly.

My friends used to laugh at me because I would suddenly rush to the bathroom then return to them as though nothing had happened.

pootlepod Thu 07-Apr-05 22:12:17

I had an inkling as I had very tingly nipples.. though the first test I did was negative and even when I did get a positive, still didn't beieve myself until about 6 weeks.

lilsmum Thu 07-Apr-05 22:14:17

do you think you could "know" earlier with a 2nd pregnancy(i.e a couple of days after conception)?because you have been there before? iykwim

its really interesting, i have never heard of knowing as soon as conception took place...or very early on,

when i concieved dd i didnt have a clue really till the day my period was due then i knew it wasnt gonna come lol,

whatsername Thu 07-Apr-05 22:15:27

lilsmum, I just knew, instict I guess. Ds's dad was a very short term partner (we were 'together' 2 weeks). I went home on the train after an 'encounter' in the park () and there was a woman with a baby and I remember thinking 'that will be me in a few months.' Later I wasn't so sure, but in those few hours straight after he was concieved I knew.

Shazzler Thu 07-Apr-05 22:18:11

Well I didn't know with my second pregnancy. I had a ds first time and dd second time. Was very sick with ds but not as sick with dd.

Don't know if that was the difference.

QueenEagle Thu 07-Apr-05 22:28:05

With all mine I knew I was before I did the tests. Only bought the tests anyway when I was sure they'd be positive but did them 2 or 3 days before i missed a period.

Funny though with no5 I did 2 tests which came out negative (pink stick, can't remember the name of it) but I knew instinctively they were wrong, but went and bought a Clearblue which I trusted to be right, and it was positive straight away.

RTMTMML Thu 07-Apr-05 23:10:21

I knew with all except DD2. We weren't trying to get pregnant, in fact we were trying hard NOT to conceive. She was determined to be born though. Wouldn't be without her.

I had a real feeling that I was pregnant each time and with the DTs I was so sick and I had ptilism so it was pretty obvious even before I was due on.

lilsmum Thu 07-Apr-05 23:11:45

mars you are SOOO physchic (sp?) just emailed you pmsl

Bearess Thu 07-Apr-05 23:21:05

lol newsbarnsleygirl - dog eating test!

I am "blessed" with big old man eyebrows I have to pluck conscientiously every morning or else - thought something funny was afoot when they started sprouting even more manically - and I had to pluck twice a day!

RTMTMML Thu 07-Apr-05 23:22:44

just replied

suedonim Thu 07-Apr-05 23:23:09

I didn't know with any of mine and in fact with No2 my SIL knew before I did! There is much more information about nowadays re pregnancy symptoms than when I had my first children so if I'd had that knowledge then I might have guessed. Otoh, I had a number of occasions when I suspected I was pg but it turned out to be a false alarm. I now think I actually had a number of m/c's at around 6-7wks due to a thyroid problem.

chezie Sun 17-Apr-05 09:12:14

I didnt have a clue i was pg with 1st DS... until the smell of coffee knocked me sick and I kept feeling nauseous. Did test just as period was due and it was pos+. When I went 4 a mini scan I was 5 wks further on than I thought. I was sure of my dates coz I wrote everything in diary so when i mentioned this to Consultant he said I hadnt missed my 1st period... and that this was quite common.
With 2nd DS I thought I might be pg but I had thought that every month for the previous 2 years! I did test on day 30 of cycle just to get an answer then I could forget about it, really expecting a neg- result and up popped a pos+ result!
So really you can say I didnt have a clue with either of my pregnancys.
I also had 2 m/cs between my pregnancys and I didnt have a clue with them either.

juicychops Sun 17-Apr-05 09:18:03

I was ill for weeks but put it down to a cold as i didnt think there was any way in the world i could be pg. my periods are always iregular. but i eventually did a test as my belly was starting to get a bit bigger and harder and when i tried to pull my belly in thinking it was just fat, it wouldn't go in! had my scan and turned out i was 11 weeks pg... shock of my life!!!

munz Sun 17-Apr-05 09:28:52

straight away after DP said the condom had split. took MAP put to the back of my mind for 2 weeks then tested on the day I thought I was due, was a BFP. M/C at 7.5 weeks.

Nemo1977 Sun 17-Apr-05 09:30:06

This time i knew at 2 days past ovulation..dont know how i just knew i was.

Spacecadet Sun 17-Apr-05 20:01:14

I have known with all of mine, because I normally get symptoms before I miss my period, sore boobs, sickness etc, I suffer from hyperemesis so the sickness kicks in quickly!! with ds2 I took preg tests all week and they were neg, but I knew I was preg!! I was eventually rewarded 10 tests later with a faint line! with dd2 I knew even though i had a coil in!

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